Thu, May 25|
Desta French (London) at Monarkas
We are excited to welcome London-based latin r&b/cumbia-jazz artist Desta French to @monarkasbar on Thursday, May 25th. Opening acts tba soon. 18+
Time & Location
May 25, 9:00 PM – May 26, 2:00 AM
Monarkas, 1106 Austin Ave, McAllen, TX 78501, USA
About the Event
A LatinX powerhouse, Desta French has emerged from the growing London music scene, proudly flaunting her Latin American heritage with an unmistakable London attitude. Having grown up in Camden Town to immigrant Colombian /Italian parents, Desta’s music is a blend of RnB, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Soul, which culminate in her own distinctive sound. A passionate performer and songwriter, her position in the U.K. scene is unique. She is the first U.K. born LatinX artist to have an entirely Spanish song played on BBC Radio, supported by prominent tastemakers like DJ Target and Jamz Supernova, and even included as an 'artist to watch' on Tim Ferris's legendary Mailing list just last month.
Desta’s debut track ‘Shame’ would have been your first introduction to her world. She was invited onto the popular Colors show to perform, shortly after the release of her very first single, and at a time when the platform was notorious for showcasing new and independent talent. Her performance has now been watched over 2 million times. Having organically grown her Spotify to 70,000 listeners a month she shows no sign of slowing down, as her sound and direction become distinct and clear.
Desta represents her culture not only through her music, but also her newly created cultural platform ‘Bonita’ formed with fellow Colombian-born producer Alma De La Selva. It focuses on highlighting alternative Latin culture, from the musical golden era, that of the diaspora, and more. 2021 saw the start of their regular club and live music events, as well as their monthly slot on Soho Radio.
Desta French Presale
This presale ticket includes access to the event.$7.25+$0.18 service fee